Luxembourg is officially known as the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is surrounded by land on all its sides. Luxembourg is a country in Western Europe bordered by Belgium, France and Germany. This country is spread over an area of 2,586 square kilometers hosting a population of 511,840 people as per the 2011 estimate.
The official language of Luxembourg is Luxembourgish, French and German. Luxembourg City is its capital and also the largest city. Luxembourg is predominantly a Roman Catholic state. It is one of the smallest countries in Europe and is ranked 175th in size. This country lies between the latitudes 19 degree and 51 degree north, and 5 degree and 7 degree east longitudes.
Luxembourg experiences a West European Continental climate and enjoys a temperate climate. Here, winters are very cool with temperature falling up to 0 degree Celsius. Summers in Luxembourg are pretty cool with no scorching heat which enables frequent rainfall. Weather however varies from place to place. The northern and southern part of Luxembourg experience different climate.
The main river of Luxembourg is Moselle with its tributaries-the Sure and the Our. 320 miles long, The Moselle River rises in the northeast France and flows through Luxembourg for 19 miles. The Sure River rises in Belgium and flows 107 miles through Luxembourg into the Moselle.
The Our River flows through the northeastern border and is a tributary of the Sure. A number of minor Rivers can also be seen in Luxembourg, such as, Eisch, the Alzette, and the Petrusse.
The following are the highest peaks in Luxembourg.
The flora of Luxembourg has a mixed characteristic due to the Atlantic-European and Central-European climate. The northern region is known for crops, grains, beech and oak trees. The river side grows willow, black alder and other trees.
Deer, wild boars and some other species of animals found here. Large variety of birds are also found here. Fishes such as pike, carp, bream, perch, trout, eel and many more inhabit in Luxembourg.
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